Satterlee Takes ULMS $3500; Blystone Wins Inaugural $670 Sigafoes Memorial for Pure Stocks; Moore Tops Limited Late Special
STRONGSTOWN, PA (July 23, 2022) – A big crowd turned out for the Bill Sigafoes Memorial for the Schaeffer’s Oil RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stocks and ULMS Super Late Models by Memorial Highway Chevrolet. Friday night, Indiana drivers Greg Blystone and Gregg Satterlee drove to big wins. Blystone took home the Pure Stock check worth $670, while Satterlee captured his Super Late check of $3500. Greg Moore won the $1000 Limited Late Model feature, and Adam Ellis of Mentcle grabbed a career first in the Texas Auto Ranch Mod 4’s. The Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinder feature saw Punxsutawney driver Shawn Hadden win his second straight, with Ebensburg’s John Eckenrod winning for the third time this year in the RUSH portion of the Schaeffer’s Oil Stock Cars.
Up first was the 24-lap Bill Sigafoes Memorial for the Schaeffer’s Oil RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stocks. Greg Blystone outran two-time winner Brad Benton into turn one to take the lead. A rash of cautions slowed the start of the race and eliminated a few cars. Once things settled down, Blystone was still in command with Anthony Monteparte and Tim Steis in tow. The three put on a show for the fans making moves high and low. Steis spun on lap 14 and went to the tail. Blystone and Monteparte continued their battle until Steis came roaring back through the 17-car field and rejoined the front battle on lap 18. Steis worked way past Monteparte and set his sights on Blystone. Steis caught him with two to go, but Blystone drove a flawless race to take his second win of the season, collecting a big $670 winners check. Steis was second over Monteparte, John Eckenrod, Tim Laughard, Bill Schramm, Ron Benton, Andrew Wallace, John Mazey and Chris Hickok. John Eckenrod’s fourth place won him the RUSH Stock Car portion of the race for the third time this season. The two qualifying heats went to Brad Benton and Greg Blystone.
The Zimmer’s Service Center ULMS Super Late Models by Memorial Highway Chevrolet took center stage next for their 30-lap feature. Alex Ferree and Dylan Stake led the 24-car field to the green. Stake used the high side to grab the top spot through turns one and two. Stake looked strong, leading the way with Gregg Satterlee and Ryan Montgomery following. Stake led for 17 laps before surrendering the lead to Satterlee. Once out front, Satterlee drove away from the field as the battle was from second place and back. Montgomery took second from Stake on lap 22, and two laps later, eleventh-starting Kyle Hardy worked his way to third. Satterlee had no pressure, but as he came out of turn four for the checkered, he slowed with a tire going down but was able to limp across the line for the $3500 victory. Montgomery held on for second, followed by Kyle Hardy, Jared Miley, Chub Frank (from 18th), Dylan Stake, Alex Ferree, Matt Lux, Andy Boozel, and Danny Snyder. Satterlee, Montgomery, and Andrew Wylie were the heat winners. Satterlee set fast time at 15.883.
The 20-lap Limited Late Model feature went nonstop in just over 10 minutes. Greg Moore led all the way and was in a different zip code in reaping a $1000 victory. Jakob Piper was able to hold off Clinton Hersh, Devin Weyandt, Nate Smith, Paul Ivory, Bill Phillips Jr., Shawn Shoemaker, Marvin Williams, Mike Blazer, and Mike Horne. Heats were won by Piper and Moore.
Shawn Hadden made it two straight wins in the 12-lap Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders. Hadden won twice last weekend and is on a three-race win streak. When the race went green, Tyler Laughard, who started in fourth, shot into second and was glued to Hadden’s rear bumper the first four laps. Laughard went off the track on lap five, turning second over to Ashton Daughenbaugh. Hadden, Daughenbaugh, and Dave Diethrick drove off from the field. Hadden grasped his second straight. If he wins a third, he will have to move up to Mod 4s. Daughenbaugh was second, with Dave Diethrick, Josh Whetstone, Quinten Beeman, Bill Eckenrode, Marc Whetstone, Jr., Todd Davis, Timothy Whetstone, and Tyler Laughard completing the top ten. Heat winners were Daughenbaugh and Hadden.
Timothy Baker led the opening two laps of the Texas Auto Ranch Mod 4 feature. Baker slowed on a restart on lap three, handing the lead over to Adam Ellis. Baker was able to get back under power but fell back four spots. Ellis led the final six laps for his career first win, beating out Cory Price, Michael Sinclair, Timothy Baker, Dylan Young, and Cody Young. The lone heat was won by Baker.
Memorial Highway Chevrolet presents the Subway of Downtown Clearfield ULMS Super Late Models (24) – Gregg Satterlee, Ryan Montgomery, Kyle Hardy, Jared Miley, Chub Frank (from 18th), Dylan Stake, Alex Ferree, Matt Lux, Andy Boozel, Danny Snyder, Michael Lake, Dylan Fenton, Dave Stamm, Andrew Wylie, Del Rougeux, Ryan Christoff, Jason Miller, John Wayne Weaver, Drake Troutman, Len Dobroselski, Sam Gindlesperger, Deshawn Gingerich, Denny Fenton, DNS – Joe Petyak.
Schaeffer’s Oil RUSH Stock Cars/Pure Stocks (17) – Greg Blystone, Tim Steis, Anthony Monteparte, John Eckenrod, Tim Laughard, Bill Schramm, Ron Benton, Andrew Wallace, John Mazey, Chris Hickok, Brad Benton, Jeremy Fama, Bob Torquato, Bill Pluta, Jr., Robert Lydic, Josh Kreasko, DNS – Jacob Botteicher.
Limited Late Models (10) – Greg Moore, Jacob Piper, Clinton Hersh, Devin Weyandt, Nate Smith, Paul Ivory, Bill Phillips Jr., Shawn Shoemaker, Marvin Williams, Mike Blazer, Mike Horne.
Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders (12) – Shawn Hadden, Ashton Daughenbaugh, Dave Diethrick, Josh Whetstone, Quinten Beeman, Bill Eckenrode, Marc Whetstone, Jr., Todd Davis, Timothy Whetstone, Tyler Laughard, Charles Watroba, Kyrsten Whetstone.
Texas Auto Ranch Mod 4’s (6) – Adam Ellis, Cory Price, Michael Sinclair, Timothy Baker, Dylan Young, Cody Young.